Eclectifying

I talk about things I find interesting. I find a lot of things interesting…

Internet in a Box Anywhere, Data to the People Everywhere

by Ken Arnold on Mon 13 May 2013

The BRCK kickstarter project is moving fast, and well it should. Designed by people who do work in the field in Africa, the idea is to have a single, well, brick that will connect to the internet in any way available. It has a long battery life as well. They refer to it as a […]

iCar (Sort Of)

by Ken Arnold on Tue 2 April 2013

I’ve pre-ordered a gizmo to hook my phone to my car operations. It reads the standard computer interface data and archives it, combining it with GPS and other data to show you where you’ve been, how much you paid for gas (it checks the internet for the gas price at the station you refueled at), […]

First Powered Flight: Gustave Whitehead

by Ken Arnold on Tue 19 March 2013

Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft (a premier source) has accepted that the first powered heavier-than-air flight was by Gustave Whitehead in 1901. The Wright brothers were filers-come-latelies in 1903. In the early hours of 14 August 1901, the Condor propelled itself along the darkened streets of Bridgeport, Connecticut, with Whitehead, his staff and an invited guest […]